These are nothing like Tolix and I wish other reviewers hadn't been hysterical about the quality and comfort of these stools. These are cheaply made, lightweight stools, that are perfectly adequate for my needs, which are to have something to sit on while I look for good, comfortable stools, and to have a couple of extra stackable stools to store in a closet and bring out when I have guests. They are not especially comfortable but they will do until we get something better. I don't know how well the finish will hold but it looks good so far. I would not be surprised to find these for $$$ for the pair, however $$$ is fine and the delivery was fast and they were well-packaged and look nice enough and I'm not sorry to have bought them. The shipping weight was about 24 pounds with packaging (for 2 stools) so each stool weighs around 10 pounds. This is great for hoisting them in and out of closets, but think about how much substance there is in 10 pounds of chair and you'll have an idea of the actual quality of the material.